May 2023

Theresa has proposed three films (see below) for us to watch this month. Nominations have now closed and the overwhelming favourite was … Rembetiko.

We had to purchase the DVD of the film (the version available on YouTube is unsuitable for watching on the silver screen) and so we shall be asking for a €2 contribution to defray the cost.

A discussion about the film has often been mooted but has proved difficult to arrange. On this occasion we propose to have a five minute break at the end of the film. Those who wish to leave can do so during the break, but for those who would like to stay and discuss the film we will rearrange the chairs and provide wine and nibbles to ensure a convivial atmosphere for discussion.

Brian and Charles

Brian is a lonely inventor in rural Wales who spends his days building quirky, unconventional contraptions that seldom work. Undeterred by his lack of success, he soon attempts his biggest project yet. Using a washing machine and various spare parts, he invents Charles, an artificial intelligence robot that learns English from a dictionary and has an obsession with cabbages.


The story of a group of Rembetes, singers and musicians of the Greek equivalent to the blues, in the early decades of the 20th century, seen through the eyes of a young female singer. Unfortunately (as you can see), I’m unable to embed a YouTube clip from the film – but you should be able to click and visit the clip yourself.

The Woman King

In the 1800s, a group of all-female warriors protects the African kingdom of Dahomey with skills and fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen. Faced with a new threat, Gen. Nanisca trains the next generation of recruits to fight against a foreign enemy that’s determined to destroy their way of life.

14 thoughts on “May 2023

  1. This is very hard as they all look like great films but I will vote for The Woman King.

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